Whitefish, Lake


Sustainability Rating:

Yellow Yellow – Good Alternative


Lake whitefish, part of the trout/salmon family Salmonidae, is an important commercial catch in the Great Lakes, in both Canada and the US.

Available year round


Where: Lake Superior

How: Wild caught; gillnet


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Considered one of the best tasting freshwater fish, Lake Whitefish have a high fat content (and as much Omega-3 Fatty Acid as a sockeye salmon).  With an excellent flavor and meat that flakes easily when cooked – there’s a lot to love about this fish!

For Your Menu

Because of its excellent fat content, Lake Whitefish stays moist no matter how you cook it – it’s also great smoked!

For Your Waitstaff

Remind your customers that this fish is part of the salmon and trout family, and it shares their good characteristics (like high Omega-3 Fatty Acid levels) with a much more mild taste than either salmon or trout.

For Your Retail Display